Monday, October 20, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

For today...Monday, October 20, 2008

Outside my is our first cold morning. The sun is out so there is some warmth!

I am thinking...I will make grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch.

I am thankful son's laugh.

From the's Monday so nothing terribly ambitious for dinner because Michael's working. Probably an extra pizza night or scrambled eggs.

I am creating...nothing in the past week. I need to get started this week on Christmas presents.

I am pants and a dark pink shirt (dressed-up more than usual because I had a home visit this morning and another one this afternoon).

We are reading...(I changed this one because I like to add what we're doing with Tucker). I finished Anne of the Island and am almost done with Anne of Windy Poplars. I started A Night to Remember (about the Titanic). Tucker continues to read nightly to us from the Reading Lab. This week we read to him about scarecrows, the moon (again, non-fiction--Tucker likes the moon and always has a lot of questions), an Arthur book, and some assorted Halloween books.

I am hoping...I find a job soon!

I am hearing...the news on TV, the fish tanks gurgling.

Around the house...laundry needs to be done (as usual), both the kitchen and dining room tables need to be cleaned off(both end up as the dumping place), the rest of the house is actually pretty neat.

One of my favorite things...chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven.

A few plans for the rest of the week...a home visit this afternoon...Halloween crafts and cards with Tucker...CPR certification class tomorrow night...going through the toys to get ready for Santa (one of the consignment stores takes just toys for November so I want to bring some there)...washing the kitchen floor...setting up the School Book Fair...working the Book Fair Friday...Cub Scout Halloween Party Friday practice Thursday, game on Saturday...carving pumpkins on Sunday...Cub Scout meeting Sunday afternoon...maybe Haunted Hayride (again) on Sunday night.

A picture thought...

I found this Woolly Bear in our driveway Saturday! And since no one seemed to know what I was talking about when I mentioned it, I looked it up on the Internet (in case there's a more common name). I did find it under Woolly Bear. Also, according to, "Some people believe that the Woolly Bear can tell if the winter is going to be mild or rough. If the stripe on the woolly bear is narrow, it means the winter is going to be mild. If the stripe is wide, it means the winter is going to be be easy". (which seems like the same thing to me but that's what it said!)


Julie said...

We found a similar caterpillar in the church parking lot yesterday, but with no brown stripe, it was all black and fuzzy. Maybe that's because we don't really have winter in Florida! Let me say again that I am so glad you have this blog. I love to see all of the fun things you are up to. I, too, love grilled cheese and tomato soup when it is cool out (and even sometimes when it is not), but today for lunch I had crackers and cheese and pepperoni which I think you mentioned in a blog recently. My neighbor is reading all of the Anne of green Gables books also, and I plan to once I get through my current list (I might've already told you that!)

crispy said...

We put a wolly bear in a butterfly container and watched it make the chrysalis and if I remember correctly, it turned into a moth. It was really fun to watch.